Computer scientist Bhatkar bags prestigious US award

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 21:08

Mumbai: Noted IT scientist Vijay Bhatkar,
creator of India`s Param series of computers, has been chosen
for `ACM Fellow Award` by a US-based association for his
contribution to advanced computing research and education.

Bhatkar, chief mentor of ETH/I2IT/Multiversity and
founder executive director of Pune-based C-DAC, is the first
Indian to be chosen for his work by the Association for
Computing Machinery (ACM), a press release said here today.
ACM is the world`s largest educational and scientific
computing society, uniting educators, researchers and
professionals.

Founded in 1947 at Columbia University, it has over
95,000 members from 100 countries and has significantly
contributed to advances in computing science, engineering,
research and education worldwide, the statement said.

Bhatkar is a recipient of many awards, including
Padmashri and Maharashtra Bhushan, the highest civilian honour
of the state government.

-PTI



First Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 21:08
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